Marex Spectron Named Commodity Research House Of The Year

June 4, 2014

The annual awards, run by industry magazine Energy Risk, are judged by a panel of senior Energy Risk journalists and industry experts.

Marex Spectron has been recognised for the work carried out by its Market Analytics team which developed a range of unique tools for analysing trading opportunities and trends in derivative markets for commodities. It has created the first Speculative Positioning Report for the LME, a widely followed metric of sentiment in the base metals market. With an approach centred around technology and risk management, a variety of interactive tools are made available to clients through its Market Analytics Portal which also offers clients a regular stream of research into commodity market behaviour.

In markets that have traditionally resisted the kind of analysis common to more mainstream asset classes, Marex Spectron Market Analytics has rapidly built a reputation for offering deep, unique and trusted insights and intelligence since being founded in early 2012.

Marex Spectron has also developed NanolyticsTm, an advanced technological process to help commodity market participants gain an understanding of the underlying demand-supply balance within exchange-traded derivatives in today’s environment of algorithmic trading.

Other achievements include the Rolls Book, a dynamic rolls optimisation model which provides clients with an edge to outperform commodity benchmark indices.

Guy Wolf, Global Head of Market Analytics at Marex Spectron, said: “Commodity markets present unique analytical challenges as liquidity pools evolve. Our aim was to develop analytical tools that could get ahead of these changes and therefore provide clients with market insights that are relevant in today’s world.”

Mark Pengelly, Editor of Energy Risk, said: “It’s a frequently-noted trend that technical factors have become increasingly important to the commodities market. Marex Spectron has been responding to that by developing unique and innovative analytics products that have impressed market participants.”

For further information, please contact:

Alicia Ford, Marex Spectron
+44 (0)7501 184 060

George Morrison, Marex Spectron
+ 44 (0)20 7495 4401

Notes to editors:

Marex Spectron is one of the world’s largest privately held brokers of financial instruments in the commodities sector and a leader in facilitating trade in physical energy products.

We are the conduit for clients transacting in raw materials and related derivatives. We do so efficiently, discretely and with confidence, on or off-exchange.

We provide liquidity in commodity markets that are frequently difficult for clients to access or that require specialist knowledge to navigate successfully.

We connect our clients to any of the world’s major commodity exchanges via state of the art networks. We provide a full suite of services to trading companies who need to outsource infrastructure and support operations.

We also broker financial futures and options, foreign exchange, fixed income and equity securities.

Our aim is to provide our clients with a global, integrated service that enables them to trade how they want to trade: by voice, on electronic platforms or through trading floors where possible.

Our clients are predominantly commodity producers and consumers, banks, hedge funds, asset managers, brokers, commodity trading advisors and professional traders.

We are members of the London Metal Exchange (where we are a Ring Dealer), the CME Group exchanges, ICE US, NYSE Liffe, ICE Futures and Eurex.

We are over 600 market professionals, headquartered in London with offices across Europe, North America and Asia.

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